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Disney and Pixar introduce Monsters University from Monsters Inc
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Disney and Pixar introduce Monsters University from Monsters Inc

With the story of Monsters Inc already told, Disney passed on simply making a Monsters Inc. 2, and instead expanded their franchise from a corporation to a learning institution. Through the hard work of Pixar’s gorgeous CG animation, we’re proud to introduce Monsters University, Disney’s upcoming film from the Monsters franchise. Nearly two years away from release ...

The Fox and the Hound Special Edition howls to Blu-Ray
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The Fox and the Hound Special Edition howls to Blu-Ray

Very rarely has the bare bones, basic concept of “friendship” been so wonderfully portrayed in a film. It just so happens, this franchise did it twice! Disney’s The Fox and the Hound first reached theaters some 30 years ago, eventually finding room for a sequel in the past few years. Now, the pair of films is joining Disney’s Classics line on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack ...

Smallville finale tonight, Clark Kent becomes Superman
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Smallville finale tonight, Clark Kent becomes Superman

For ten years, the CW has been building on the saga of Superman. The story is generally known: boy arrives to earth from a distant planet Krypton, gets every awesome super power, then becomes the greatest super hero of all time. But Smallville has told the inbetween chapters that are so often overlooked, the days and years just before the boy becomes a man. Sure, Clark Kent has known ...

DreamWorks takes How to Train Your Dragon to Broadway?
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DreamWorks takes How to Train Your Dragon to Broadway?

Last year’s CG animated movie, How To Train Your Dragon, was one of the best films we’d seen in awhile. The folks at DreamWorks Animation clearly agreed, as they’ve already begun the process to franchise the title, churning out an upcoming sequel in the next few years, as well as an animated series based on the films, set to hit Nickelodeon before you know it. But what we ...

Fans flock to RIO while Hop extends the box office holiday
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Fans flock to RIO while Hop extends the box office holiday

Once again, the box office tells the country what we’ve already known forever: toons rule. This weekend, it was the newcomer Rio to take the top spot. Fox animations tale of love between rare birds was far more than a match for the second place film, Scream 4, the latest sequel in the franchise. Maybe Scream should have added some CG animated characters to the grouping, as that appears ...

Disney and Pixar's The Incredibles Review
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Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles Review

For the past ten or fifteen years, it is undeniable how popular CG animated toons have been; the Toy Story franchise, Shrek, How to train your Dragon, Cars, Madagascar, etc, etc. In that same span of time, it is similarly clear that this is also the age of the super hero; The Batman and Dark Knight films, Spider-Man, X-Men and Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, etc. So, in 2004, Disney ...

New episodes of Transformers Prime Saturdays on The Hub
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New episodes of Transformers Prime Saturdays on The Hub

Looking for some new transforming fun? Well, Discovery and Hasbro are rolling out new adventures for you every Saturday, with Transformers Prime episode premieres at 7pm on The Hub. The latest chapter in the long-lasting Transformers franchise, Transformers Prime is the networks number one rated CG animated toon, featuring everything you loved from the 80s series (the iconic cast and voices) ...

Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles hit Nickelodeon in 2012
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit Nickelodeon in 2012

Nickelodeon is making some bold moves. Since acquiring the rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 4Kids and a few other groups, Nick has pumped millions into the recreation of the brand, hoping to breathe fresh life into the world of the four reptilian brothers. Producers declare that the new CG series (set to premiere in 2012) will begin as the turtles emerge from their lair in the ...

Nicktoons adds teams to Voltron Force
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Nicktoons adds teams to Voltron Force

Voltron already has the 25 years of history. The 5 (count’em, five!) robot lions. Classic Media, World Events Productions, and Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons. What else does the famed Defender of the Universe need to add notches to his franchise belt? How about t-shirts and swimwear, courtesy of the Bentex Group. Or maybe Halloween costumes from Rubie’s Costume Company. Graphic ...

Pokemon Black and White captures sales for Nintendo DS
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Pokemon Black and White captures sales for Nintendo DS

Pokemon has been around for a long time now – we’re at over 10 years, and counting. Thus, it’s perfectly reasonable to think that, just maybe, the franchise and phenomena just aren’t as popular as they used to be. Sure, you can think that if you want. But you’d be wrong. How do we know? Well, not only are the ratings for Cartoon Network’s Pokemon: Black ...

4Kids and TV Tokyo Finally Settle Dispute Over Yu-Gi-Oh License
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4Kids and Yu-Gi-Oh end relationship in lawsuit

BREAKING NEWS The buzz ’round the intrawebs is that 4Kids Entertainment is no longer very chummy with the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand. For years, the company has been the home for the animated series, all the spin-offs, the movie, and all of the products and figures of the franchise, including the trading card game. However, now, the anime studio that originally created the hit in Japan claims ...

Transformers: Rescue Bots roll out on The Hub
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Transformers: Rescue Bots roll out on The Hub

Back in October, The Hub (a collaboration between Discovery and Hasbro) brought an entirely new era to the Transformers franchise with Transformers Prime. The CG look and classic voice actors helped merge the iconic retro feel of the 1980s toon with the modern animated take in the films. Now, The Hub is rolling out a second Transformers toon in the brand, Transformers: Rescue Bots. Inspired ...

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